Going Coed: Women’s Experiences in Formerly Men’s Colleges and Universities, 1950-2000


reviewed by Thalia M. Mulvihill - 2005

coverTitle: Going Coed: Women’s Experiences in Formerly Men’s Colleges and Universities, 1950-2000
Author(s): Leslie Miller-Bernal and Susan L. Poulson (Editors)
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville
ISBN: 0826514499, Pages: 338, Year: 2004
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Debates regarding the best forms and functions of education for girls and women over the last 200 years have often been tempered by medical, economic, legal, political, and religious ideologies. One of the larger issues at stake in all such conversations, regardless of the time period, is that of equality, and more particularly what constitutes equal educational opportunity within a pluralistic democracy. These debates reveal the great range of positions that exist regarding what constitutes “equality” and “equity” when applied to educational questions. Leslie Miller-Bernal and Susan L. Poulson, the editors of Going Coed, a collection of case studies, bring into better focus one part of the larger story about educational equality that has previously been scattered. As they examine the still-unfolding understanding of coeducation, including how and why institutions of higher education respond to notions of equality, they have allowed for better comparisons across type, region, and institutional mission. Miller-Bernal... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 7, 2005, p. 1464-1467
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11772, Date Accessed: 2/28/2021 4:58:50 PM

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